April 9, 2011

Ruffly White Wreath

 Introducing My New Spring Wreaths!
I tell ya friends, this was a labor of love. My idea for a wreath was not at all what you see in these photos.  I was thinking along the lines of yarn with some fabric and felt flowers.  But I decided that I wanted something that could be a Year Round Wreath.

So I had a retired white bed skirt that I use for scrap material and there was still a lot of it.  So I decided to make the flowers you have been seeing like crazy on this here blog.
DISCLAIMER:  I am capable of making other kinds of flowers.  
I am just obsessed with ruffles right now.
But I think I am all ruffled out.  
But this was a LOT of material.  I actually ran out before I was even close to finished. 
But then the hubs and I were cleaning out the garage and I found another bed sheet that I had saved for material as well.  YIPPEE!
(Hence the need to clean our the garage.  I can't throw a blessed thing away)
What I absolutely ADORE is the fact that this was a slightly different color white...almost eggshell or ivory.  So if you look at it, the slight variation in the white gives it such pretty depth.  
I was so EXCITED to have a beautiful accident!! 
Beautiful accidents are the BEST!
The way I made it a year round wreath was just keeping the base white and then adding the flowers with straight pins that I can remove for each season.  I can wield  a hot glue gun with frightening tenacity so my restraint here should be applauded. I used different pins to be part of the flower designs and I think they turned out perfect.
Oh, did I mention I needed to make TWO since I have a double door entry?
Like I said...a labor of love. :) These little pretties were a 3 day project but worth every second!
UPDATE:  4/13/13
Check out my tutorial on how to make A Pretty Ruffle Topiary which shows how to make the ruffles for these wreaths. I hope to have a video tutorial up for these some time soon.

I hope all of you have a FABULOUS weekend.  
Hugs and blessings friends!

35 comments:

  1. You know what? I've never done wreaths because I've never liked them. But how, I love this!

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  2. Um, gorgeous! I want one! I don't have the patience or the know how for something like that ;-) I love using up old bed sheets!

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  3. Thank you for stopping by and your lovely comment!
    Your wreaths are gorgeous too;)

    Lovely greetings and big hugs...

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    By the way, I`m your latest follower;)

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  4. oh I love them, so so cute! will you sell these on etsy then? that must have taken forever, but in a good, calming way.

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  5. Ok, that's just Gorgeous! I got all excited with the heading Ruffly White Wreath popped up in my google reader - I just knew it was going to be more of those beautiful fabric flowers!

    This is the prettiest yet!

    Hugs, Deb

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  6. SO GORGEOUS!! Youknow how much i love ruffles :)
    Still working on your email! lol
    xoxoxo!!

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  7. Amazing! That's absolutely fantasic! I really really love it!

    Hugs, Eva

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  8. That is adorable! Such a sweet spring wreath.
    Newest follower. Thank you for visiting my blog and hope to see you as a follower too!

    Cherie

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  9. This would have to be my favorite project so far! These wreaths are beautiful and look expensive!! BTW, I spoke to my friend and she wants to meet/talk with you. So excited about what God may do.

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  10. I love them so much - but you need to get a glass storm door now to protect them from pollen and outside dirt!!! I hate to think of them getting dirty outside :-).

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  11. I knoooooowwwwww! Each time I went in the house today I thought...how long will these WHITE wreaths stay white? Sigh. But I love them for as long as I can have them. :)

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  12. WOW! and I saw these in the making and I cannot believe how amazing they turned out. I mean, I CAN because it's you, but oh my gosh, they are stunning!

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  13. Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Quick open your ETSY store now, you are on the right trail. Makes me want to look through my stash to see if I can make something similiar. I made a country version of that wreath, (but heart shaped), many moons ago with square pieces of fabric cut with pinking shears. I never did get my wreath completely finished so I know how much this is a labor of love. I never put the fabric all of the way to the edge. But I still used it for years. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent!!

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  14. LOVE THIS!!! So adorable, so feminine, so pretty!!

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  15. These are FABULOUS! Really Jess. Amazing. You continue to amaze me each and every time you make something new. You are gifted girl. They are beautiful! Love me again :-)

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  16. Love, love, love!!! This is simply gorgeous!!! Might have to go dig in my garage for some old sheets now:)))0

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  17. I love this wreath!!! Bookmarking this page to come back to it later for the diy info. Thanks for posting.

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  18. This is just beyond gorgeous. I adore all of its ruffley goodness. Thanks for linking up to the white party!

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  19. Beautiful!! Came from Pinterest...Do you sell these or are you going to post how to make it?!

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  20. This is purely gorgeous. The touch of pink on the white is just perfect!

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  21. It's beautiful! How did you make it? Or are you selling them! I would love to try my own, but I am so un-creative I need a step by step process!!!

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  22. I want to make one of these for my daughter - can you tell me how?

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  23. Do you happen to have a tutorial for it?

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  24. I would like to make one as I have some white sheets in the cupboard. I need instructions on how to make the ruffle flower. I need step by step instructions please?

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  25. Am I missing the instructions somewhere? These are lovely!

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  26. I've put together a round up of beautiful spring wreath tutorials on Craft Gossip today and included your post. :) You can see it here
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/9-springs-wreaths-you-can-make/

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    Thanks for sharing your craftiness!

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  27. Newbie...I can't find the instructions...?

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  28. How did you do this, it's the most precious thing I've seen?!?

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  29. I would love to know how to make these flowers. Do you have a tutorial? Also, I am also an infertility survivor. We spent 7 LONG years with intensive fertility treatments and experienced 2 heartbreaking miscarriages. We were so blessed to adopt a beautiful baby girl in July 1988. She has been the most wonderful gift from God! She is now expecting our first grandbaby. He's due June 9.

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  30. OMG! now I won't get rid of those old sheets and I'm trying to downsize and get rid of things before my son brings in that huge dumpster he's threatened me with. I keep telling myself that I'm not a hoarder, and I'm really not, but I keep looking at things and thinking, "there must be something I could make with that". Now this.

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  31. I'm crazy to try to make this wreath. . . but I've spend hours trying to find the instructions. . . HELP!

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